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HCAR: upgraded version of the BAR M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle

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Created by the brilliant designer D. Browning automatic rifle BAR М1918 is a landmark weapons. The BAR automatic rifle, which began service in the 1917 year, was made up to the 1950 year and remained in service even in the 1970's. However, BAR continued to appear throughout the world in various local conflicts even after its decommissioning in the United States. Today, Ohio Ordnance Works, located in the United States, sells and modifies this legendary automatic rifle. In today's article we will focus on a modified version of the BAR M1918 rifle.




Being a beautifully designed and original small arms, the BAR M1918 rifle ahead of its time. As a result, it had some drawbacks that are inherent in almost all advanced technical products. The BAR automatic rifle was twice as heavy as the self-loading rifle, and its use as a light machine gun was impractical because of the barren’s unremovability and small magazine capacity. But it should be noted that the designs of weapons, subsequently created on the platform of an automatic rifle BAR M1918, had a more advanced design. For example, the Belgian company FN in 1932 year released a version of the machine gun BAR (model D, having a pistol grip, a bipod and the ability to change the barrel).

In the semi-automatic version of the BAR rifle, designated Heavy Combat Assault Rifle (HCAR), developed by Ohio Ordnance Works, the disadvantages inherent in the original model were eliminated to the maximum.

The new version of the rifle retained the original .30-06 caliber (7,62 × 63 millimeter), but the company is considering the possibility of producing a rifle for other 7,62-mm cartridges. HCAR is packed in a plastic casing, which is manufactured on an 3D printer. Now the handguard has mounting plates for the installation of various equipment and accessories.




406-mm barrel covered with oval depressions. The purpose of these cavities is to reduce the mass and improve the cooling of the trunk due to an increase in its surface area. The rifle is equipped with a modern flame arrester AAC flash suppressor. The new modification, like the original rifle, has a gas regulator.

The new HCAR has a new charging handle, a Mil Spec telescopic butt, and an 30 cartridge magazine.

Employees of Ohio Ordnance Works managed to reduce the mass of the new version to 5,4 kg (possibly, without taking into account the weight of the cartridges), that is, they managed to reduce the mass by 3,6 kg.

It should be noted that the HCAR semi-automatic rifle is an amateur weapon. The rifle will interest collectors or athletes.

At 2014 at the SHOT Show, Ohio Ordnance Works presents the HCAR semi-automatic rifle to the progressive rifle community.







According to the site http://www.guns.yfa1.ru
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  1. Bigfoot_Sev
    Bigfoot_Sev 12 December 2013 08: 44
    +2
    it doesn’t look neat in the photo.
    like a model made of plastic.

    = ^ _ ^ =
  2. makarov
    makarov 12 December 2013 08: 52
    0
    "..HCAR is packed in a plastic casing that is 3D printed ..."

    Well now everything (!), Sales guarantees are provided, the main thing was the magic word 3D ..
    The author of the translation did not even pay attention to the curiosity "Ohio Ordnance Works employees succeeded reduce the weight of the new version to 5,4 kg (possibly without considering the weight of the cartridges), that is, it was possible to reduce the weight by 3,6 kg..."
    It turns out that the previous version had a weight of 9 pounds ???? Rave!!!
    1. the47th
      the47th 12 December 2013 09: 56
      +4
      Weight 7.25 kg (15.98 lb) (M1918)
      Approx 11 kg (24 lb) (M1922)
      6.0 kg (13.2 lb) (Colt Monitor)
      8.4 kg (19 lb) (M1918A1)
      8.8 kg (19 lb) (M1918A2)
      9.0 kg (19.8 lb) (wz. 1928)

      Wikipedia guarantees.
    2. avt
      avt 12 December 2013 10: 04
      +6
      Quote: makarov
      Brad!

      Why nonsense? This is only a name - a rifle, but in fact the Americans used it as a light machine gun. That's for sure in World War II, then I don’t know.
      1. Protos
        Protos 18 February 2020 15: 17
        0
        In Vietnam, too, when crap with M16A1 laughing
    3. pawel1961
      pawel1961 12 December 2013 17: 27
      +1
      why a genius ???
  3. Horst78
    Horst78 12 December 2013 08: 58
    0
    Does anyone have photos of the original BARING BAR M1918?
    1. Rebus
      Rebus 12 December 2013 09: 18
      +4
      Quote: Horst78
      Does anyone have photos of the original BARING BAR M1918?
      Machine gun based on M1918
      Machine gun based on M1918Machine gun based on M1918
      Different options M1918
      Different options M1918

      And this is the original version of the rifle
    2. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 12 December 2013 09: 21
      +1
      Quote: Horst78
      Does anyone have photos of the original BARING BAR M1918?

      There is. Hold, Glory ...
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 13 December 2013 07: 44
        0
        Funny-bar in plastic ...
  4. lukke
    lukke 12 December 2013 09: 32
    +6
    In principle, they might not have been reanimated, in my opinion, a useless thing. And as for collectors, I think they will be interested in the option of the times of World War II. It’s hard for me to imagine which athletes
  5. ramsi
    ramsi 12 December 2013 09: 33
    +1
    ... 406-mm trunk is covered with oval hollows. The purpose of these depressions is to reduce weight and improve barrel cooling by increasing its surface area ...

    no, well, it’s necessary to be so perverted - is it really not better to have an ordinary thin trunk with transverse edges
    1. the47th
      the47th 12 December 2013 09: 59
      +1
      no, well, it’s necessary to be so perverted - is it really not better to have an ordinary thin trunk with transverse edges

      It will be ugly!
      In place of the developers, I would make a self-loading hunting rifle from BAR - there would be more benefit.
      1. alex-cn
        alex-cn 12 December 2013 14: 49
        +1
        Most likely, the depressions are traces of cold rotational forging, they look very decent, and, to some extent, play like stiffeners. Ours do this on some hunts. models
      2. alex-cn
        alex-cn 12 December 2013 15: 29
        0
        And they do it, FN releases the BAR II carbine under a number of rounds.
    2. vanaheym
      vanaheym 14 December 2013 05: 27
      0
      And even better - thick - with longitudinal lobes.
  6. Kolovrat77
    Kolovrat77 12 December 2013 10: 15
    +8
    I would be in their place, just to do it, it would be better to heat the wick arquebus, a bar for optics, a flashlight, a sliding stock, a laser gun, a pistol grip and a flame arrester of "improved design" that would be a device
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 12 December 2013 11: 21
      +1
      Quote: Kolovrat77
      I would be in their place, just to do it, it would be better to heat the wick arquebus, a bar for optics, a flashlight, a sliding stock, a laser gun, a pistol grip and a flame arrester of "improved design" that would be a device

      The funniest thing is that there are hunting lovers with old guns (of course their replicas). And they find this activity quite fascinating ...
      And of course, historical reconstruction ... But lovers of antiquity are in no hurry to hang all kinds of stray on their weapons. It’s right, there’s nothing to spoil good things with all kinds of modern gadgets ...
      Perhaps, in my opinion, the M1918 would not need to be tuned. But perhaps someone wants to have just such a "modern" barrel. For the taste and color ...
  7. Bongo
    Bongo 12 December 2013 12: 32
    +2
    An option for collectors, no more ... the cartridge 7,62х63 in automatic weapons has no prospects.
  8. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 12 December 2013 12: 35
    +1
    Hmm, it’s better to buy an R8, just 3 interchangeable trunks of different calibers, both for hunting and for sport, than such a dvolet.
  9. PSih2097
    PSih2097 12 December 2013 12: 56
    0
    I would take this if we sold ...
    1. Rebus
      Rebus 12 December 2013 16: 02
      +4
      Quote: PSih2097
      I would take this if we sold ...

      This is not patriotic soldier
      We need to take the modernized three-ruler Mosin, it is more beautiful and relatives, and exotic cartridges are not needed ...
      OZ-48
      1. avt
        avt 12 December 2013 17: 03
        +4
        Quote: Rebus
        We need to take the modernized three-ruler Mosin, it is more beautiful and relatives, and exotic cartridges are not needed ..

        Yeah, still the barrel so that it was from a sniper, but here's a dexterous, plastic "headset" that the site was for the barrel, but the store from the SVD from below, bipod, optics .... Damn!
  10. revnagan
    revnagan 12 December 2013 13: 45
    +1
    Quote: PSih2097
    I would take this if we sold ...

    If there was money, I would have taken this one, even if it hadn’t been sold here ... laughing
  11. Saburo
    Saburo 12 December 2013 14: 03
    0
    Interesting. By the way, the CMP is still armed with modifications of the M-14, which is essentially the result of the pairing of the Garand and the BAR.

    Then we also need to keep up and make some sort of fashionable plastic body kit for SCS. We have a lot of them in warehouses. This is of course a joke, but by the way copies of SCS are selling well in the States.
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 12 December 2013 14: 08
      +3
      Quote: Saburo
      Interesting. By the way, the CMP is still armed with modifications of the M-14, which is essentially the result of the pairing of the Garand and the BAR.


      The KMP USA uses semi-automatic M-21, which is a sniper version of M-14.
    2. vanaheym
      vanaheym 14 December 2013 05: 28
      0
      Just SCS are sold in the USA - both Soviet and Chinese. Americans buy for cheap.
  12. alex-cn
    alex-cn 12 December 2013 14: 53
    +3
    Athletes then what is it in what place?
    But Browning was, of course, a genius from weapons. how many of his models, albeit with small modifications, have been living for more than a hundred years
    1. sub307
      sub307 12 December 2013 15: 27
      +2
      Yes - the classics are immortal.
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  13. Kir
    Kir 12 December 2013 18: 48
    0
    After reading the article, I can draw several conclusions:
    developers of printers have not yet recaptured all the money
    the developers of the consumable used have not yet satiated with the same, and now, more than sure, the legendary dupont poured again
    given the appearance, the segment is clearly for gamers and alternatives.

    And with regards to the proposal to create on the basis of the good old three-ruler something new and worthwhile, then With both hands, For, and even give the butt to me to do.
  14. vkrav
    vkrav 12 December 2013 20: 22
    +1
    Americans don’t forget that the new is the well-forgotten old ... if SVT40 were made using modern equipment and modern materials, SVD would have to move ...
  15. Silent
    Silent 12 December 2013 21: 28
    +1
    Most likely it will turn out a high-quality semiautomatic device for sniper, sports shooting. Limited for hunting (large mass for hunting weapons). FN will ensure quality assembly. As for the mass, modern sniper rifles weigh no lighter http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM2010.
    1. vanaheym
      vanaheym 14 December 2013 05: 29
      +2
      Sports semi-automatic in 30-06? I wouldn’t take that ..